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Wind Energy and Wildlife Protection Must Go Together

December 20, 2013 by Peter Lehner

We need to move as quickly as possible to the clean energy future, and scaling up wind power will be a big part of the solution. Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike.[read more]

Fracking Wastewater Cited In Blackside Dace Die-Off, Probably

September 4, 2013 by Tina Casey

Wildlife Die-Off From Fracking Wastewater?


A recent report on a Blackside Dace die-off is significant because, although it doesn’t get to 100 percent sure, its degree of certainty is quite an achievement given that a gaping trade secrets loophole makes fracking-related water contamination almost impossible to prove.[read more]

Fish and Wildlife Populations at Risk With Even Small Fracking Spills

September 1, 2013 by Amy Mall

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently published a peer-reviewed journal article that discusses the results of the investigation into a 2007 fracking wastewater spill in Kentucky.[read more]

Report: Birds Highly Threatened By Climate Change

June 25, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Birds and Climate Change

Let’s say you’re a bird, flying north for the spring. You’ve spent the winter in the southern tip of South America, and on your way to the Arctic, you stop in Delaware Bay to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. Only this time, the eggs aren’t there.[read more]

Climate Change, Industrial Development, and Wildlife Migration

June 22, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

Wildlife and Climate Change


People living in Savoonga, Alaska like to call their village the “Walrus Capital of the World.” and it sits at the mouth of the Bering Strait, where roughly 80 percent of all North Pacific walruses migrate through these narrow waters yearly.[read more]